ARAPAHO, Okla. (AP) — A formal arraignment is scheduled for an Oklahoma man charged in the death of a Weatherford teenager.
Tucker McGee is due in court Monday afternoon for an arraignment on first-degree murder charges in the death of JaRay Wilson. The 16-year-old disappeared in 2012 and her body was found last December in a shallow grave.
A probable cause affidavit filed in Custer County alleges McGee shot Wilson with a .22 caliber pistol, and an autopsy found that Wilson died from two gunshot wounds to the head.
Efforts to revitalize the crime ridden area at 61st and South Peoria will be highlighted in a block party in September for the second time. Volunteer Cathy McClanahan says there is a perceived drop in crime in the area since last year’s block party.
"Probably not entirely due to a block party, but I think that any time you can bring people together and you know - a police officer can serve up a hot dog to a resident there at 61st and Peoria - things can only get better from there."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association spent nearly 6 percent of its budget last fiscal year on legal fees, but officials say they expect that number to drop this year.
According to The Oklahoman, the association spent more than $316,000 on legal fees last fiscal year. But Executive Director Ed Sheakley says he expects a decrease, thanks to a rule change that allows a student to choose a high school regardless of where the student's family lives.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says hot temperatures are headed back to Oklahoma this week.
An excessive heat watch will go into effect for Tulsa County from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Forecasters say a ridge of high pressure will expand over the region early this week, allowing temperatures to hit at or near 100 degrees.
Forecasters say high humidity levels will make it feel even hotter, with heat index values reaching 105 degrees to 110 degrees throughout much of the state.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma group hoping to build a museum highlighting the contributions to popular culture made by musicians, writers and other artists with ties to the state says it will continue pushing for funding for the project.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell and drummer Jamie Oldaker, who performed for years with Eric Clapton, are among those who have donated to the proposed Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture's more than 100,000-piece collection.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.5 percent in June.
The figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show that while the number of Oklahomans without a job decreased, so too did the number of those employed. The labor force fell by 13,510 compared to the previous month.
The figures show the state's labor force numbered 1.79 million in June with 81,170 unemployed.